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In addition to core courses, Derby Middle School offers band and choir. Honor students also have the opportunity to take foreign language and high school level math and science.


Main Office
Marylou Minolaio
Cathy Smarz 


Anat Segal

Sixth Grade Team
*Jennifer Andrews - Reading*
Janessa Bennett - English
Joe Dryer - Math
Mark Julianelle - Social Studies
David Nuzzo - Science
Beth Kirschbaum - Special Education


 Seventh Grade Team
*Sharon Bette - Reading*
Rachel Burns - English
Spencer Carlson - Science
Lynn Emra - Social Studies
Michelle Peluso - Special Education
Suzanne Sisson - Math

Eighth Grade Team
Kelly Anroman - English
Katelyn Epifano - Special Education
*Thomas Fulton - Science*
Mike Gozzo - Social Studies
Michele Guglielmo - Math
Katie Miller - Reading


World Languages
Luciana Coku-Rakaj - Spanish
Alberto Crocco - Italian


Dan Kreiness - Instructional Coach
Melissa Lawruszko-Reading

Donata Lupacchino - Music, Chorus, Band
Jessica Arciszewski - Music
Andrea Landsbach - Art


Monique Brown


Physical Education
James Rosa


James Bevilacqua


PPS Staff
Elianna Echeverry - Speech and Language
Corrine Russell - School Psychologist
Shoshana Neuwirth - Social Worker
 - Occupational Thereapist


Robin Griskus
Marci-Lyn Lucarelli
Nicole Hitchcock-Marbou
Annette Ochoa
Eric Place
Alicia Proscino


  Student Support
Stafford McCullough - Cliimate Specialist

Dave Cole
Walter Smith
Dave Wrigley

 * = Team Leader

Developing Red Raider Pride! 

2 girls in pink working on art project

Upcoming Events

  • May 26, 2018
    • Track Middle School State Championship 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMManchester High School
    May 27, 2018
    • Barnum Run 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMHarbor Yard, Bridgeport
    May 28, 2018
    • Memorial Day - No school
    • No School ~ Memorial Day DMS
    May 29, 2018
    • Plant and Facilities Committee 5:30 PMBradley School Library, 155 David Humphreys RoadAgenda 
    • Special Meeting - Student Matter 6:30 PMBradley School Library, 155 David Humphreys RoadAgenda
    May 30, 2018
    • Grade 8 Field Trip DMS
    • Special Meeting - Superintendent's Evaluation 6:30 PMDerby Middle School Library Media CenterAgenda 
    • Spring Concert 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMDHSStudents participating must report at 5:30.
    May 31, 2018
    • Track Meet Derby vs. City Hill 3:45 PM to 5:45 PMNaugatuck High School
William Vitelli

Dean of Student Development
Athletic Director
Marc Russo

Special Education Director
Shelly Sheridan

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